IRVINE, California, May 5, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Clint Clouatre as Vice President of Marketing & Sales with Wipaire, Inc., a leading aircraft component and services provider.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Craig Sabina, Principal Consultant; Rod McDermott, CEO & Co-Founder; Jared Moriarty, Associate Principal Consultant; and Krista Sietsema, Recruiting Associate.  According to Sabina, “Chuck Wiplinger, his father, and the rest of the team at Wipaire are thrilled to have a marketing and sales executive of Clint’s caliber to help the business evolve and grow in the years to come.  It has been an honor to serve the executive team of this privately-held company, which is now in its 3rd generation of family leadership.”

Clouatre started his career at Gulfstream as a flight test engineer, and during his eighteen-year tenure, rose to the role of Director of Product Marketing.  He later joined Embraer as Vice President of Marketing, where among being tasked with leading the marketing effort that put the company on the map in the corporate aircraft market, he worked closely with the head of customer service to create the world-class customer support organization required to compete in the corporate jet marketplace.  Over the next few years, Embraer went from #7 to #3 in the industry in customer support ranking, eventually achieving the #1 ranking.  Clouatre also led the marketing initiatives at both Eclipse Aircraft and start-up super-sonic corporate aircraft company Arion, and is widely credited with making these companies major players in the eyes of their target audiences.

Clouatre earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Georgia Southern University.

About Wipaire, Inc.

For 55 years, Wipaire has been engineering and manufacturing a full line of aircraft floats for all sizes of aircraft from the Piper Cub to the Viking Twin Otter, including most single engine Cessna aircraft.  In addition, Wipaire has engineered over 100 Supplemental Type Certificated modifications for improved performance, convenience, and reliability.  As a leading aircraft service provider, Wipaire offers maintenance, avionics installation and repair, custom interior design and installation, and exterior paint refinishing all in one convenient location.  Wipaire is recognized worldwide for quality products and engineering expertise.

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